Lasting Memories

Sally Cannon
June 27, 1930-March 4, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Sally Borkin Cannon, born to Max and Ida Borkin, in Milwaukee, Wisc., died March 4, 2014, at home. Sally and her husband, Eph Cannon, were married June 17, 1951. They came to the Bay Area on their honeymoon and have happily resided in Palo Alto for more than 58 years. Mrs. Cannon taught hearing impaired children in the Palo Alto Unified School District. Following her retirement, she and her husband owned Lady Bug Messenger Service. She earned her teaching degree at Milwaukee Teachers? College and her Masters degree from San Francisco State. She was an active member of Hadassah. She was a president of the Sequoia chapter and served as a regional vice president. She and her husband were charter members of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, where she taught religious school for many years, served on the Board of Directors and sang in the choir. Sally was a wonderful mother, grandmother and consummate hostess.

Mrs. Cannon is survived by her husband of 62 years, Eph, as well as three children, Debra Cannon of Seattle, Amy (Wallace) Westfeldt of Boulder and Charley Cannon of Nannup, Western Australia; two grandchildren, Nathan Westfeldt of Denver and River Zayla of Nannup, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

From Jonathan
April 20, 2015

You took me in when I was a struggling teenager, and I'll never forget that for as long as I live. You are loved, you are missed. ~Jonathan Berman

From Michael Lieberman
June 15, 2014

Mrs. Cannon, I accidentally came across your obituary! I am so shocked and sadden. You were an amazing teacher at Jackson Hearing Center back in the 1970s. I remember the field trips we took in your class. (SF Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, your home. Your smile and persistent, believing in our ability to do no less than our best. You were a mother to many of us. Thank you for being part of my childhood life. Today, I shall carry your torch of wisdom and spirit of educating young minds never to settle less than their best. Thank you Mrs. Cannon.